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Module 9: Lectures and Classroom Teaching

Module 9: Lectures and Classroom Teaching

What do we mean by lectures [1] and classroom teaching [1]?

View from the rear of a large lecture theatre with stepped seating

Lectures [1] typically involve a member of academic staff talking to a class on a given topic or topics. Students will usually sit listening, passively or actively, and taking class notes as the tutor works through a presentation or talk relating to the subject. Lectures [1] may involve the introduction and exploration of key concepts and theories relating to a topic, presentation of data or presentations by guest speakers.

In our definition, other classroom teaching [1] may be more participative but will still involve a large degree of tutor input and direction. Examples of classroom teaching [1] fitting these criteria might be larger seminars, sports coaching lessons or a taught laboratory sessions on a science-based course.